Grandmother shown in graphic heroin photo sentenced

Graphic images released by the East Liverpool Police Department in Ohio show two suspected heroin users passed out in a car with a child

East Liverpool Police Department

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio A woman photographed with her boyfriend slumped in a vehicle after overdosing on heroin as her 4-year-old grandson sat in the backseat has pleaded no contest to a child endangering charge in southeast Ohio.

A judge in East Liverpool on Thursday sentenced 50-year-old Rhonda Pasek to 180 days in jail. The boyfriend received 360 days in jail last week after pleading no contest to child endangering and operating a vehicle under the influence. 


Photos taken by East Liverpool police of Pasek and 47-year-old James Acord went viral last week after being posted on Facebook.

A Juvenile Court judge has granted custody of the boy to his great uncle and great aunt in South Carolina. 

Pasek’s attorney says her client is embarrassed by the international attention the photos have received and wanted the case over with.